Podcast Episode 128: These Two Dads Adopted Four Children

Thanks so much for coming by to check out Episode 128 of The New Family Podcast where we learn about two dads who have adopted four kids.

Calvin Witcher joins us on this episode of the show. He’s a life coach, speaker and author of Parenting With Pieces: Parenting As A Catalyst For Personal Growth. He and his husband, Jeremy, have adopted four children—all biological siblings—and he joins us to share a little bit about how their family came to be, and what the adoption experience has been like for them.

Here are some great resources related to my discussion with Calvin.

Calvin’s 1000 Families guest post

Calvin’s book excerpt: Parenting From A New Perspective

Calvin’s website

Parenting With Pieces official book site

Related Episode: A Gay Dad’s Adoption Story

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Calvin’s Favourite Parenting Advice
“I think parents of all different flavours and varieties have had unsolicited communication from people, more specifically from people that don’t have kids and don’t want kids. Some are constructive, some are critical and some are up for consideration. It was more the unsolicited acknowledgements from different parents saying ‘we didn’t know what we were doing, you probably don’t know what you are doing, and that’s totally ok.’ So it was probably more of a validation than advice. And it’s absolutely true. I don’t believe any of us know what we’re doing; I don’t believe any of us humans know what we’re doing. I believe that we have a framework to pull it from. I believe we have a vision to strive towards. I think everything in between is on-the-job lived experience, so to speak.”

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'Podcast Episode 128: These Two Dads Adopted Four Children' have 2 comments

  1. March 18, 2017 @ 2:05 pm fiZ

    I know Calvin & Jeremy. They are a great couple and great parents. If more parents were as spiritually conscious as they are, this world would be a much kinder, safer place for all.


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